Marcus's Mumblings

My Not so Quiet Opinions on the News

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World

According to the New York Times, Syria announced during climate talks with the United Nations that it would sign the Paris Climate Accord. This move follows the decision made by Nicaragua to do the same last month. This agreement leaves only the United States to sign the Accord. According to many people present at the talks in Germany, the Syrian delegate said that the country was ready to send its ratification of the agreement to the U.N.

Syria has been fighting a civil war since 2011, and was subject to European and American sanctions. This made it extremely difficult for them to send a representative when the Accord was first drafted.

 

National

According to usnews.com, last Wednesday Twitter announced that it removed its verification mark from several controversial accounts. Many prominent far-right figures complained that conservatives were being targeted by this move by the social media giant. The verification guidelines were also updated to involve information detailing when account verification could be revoked. All these moves came after the uproar caused by the verification of the organizer from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jason Kessler, the rally’s organizer, tweeted that the social media site was trying to censor him by making the policy changes. Twitter removed the verification for his account, but had not blocked him, or any of the other users that lost their verification marks, from continuing to use the site.

 

Local

Mustang Football is once again your GPAC Champions. This makes the seventh year in a row for the Mustangs, and the good news doesn’t stop there. The Mustangs went undefeated on the season, which helped them out for the postseason to come. By going undefeated on the year, Morningside clinched itself the number three spot in the nation for the season, giving it a home field advantage for at least the first two rounds of the playoffs.

In the first round the Mustangs faced off against the Sterling Warriors. The Mustangs won the game 63-7, and got ready for their next game in the second round. They will face off against the St. Xavier Cougars, who also won their first round game.

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  1. Let me know when you get the audio version completed.

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